Chennai: Speeding car at 130 kmph mows down two women techies

The young women were working as analysts with HCL State Street Service, and they were returning to home when the accident occurred

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, September 15, 2022, 08:59 PM IST
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Chennai: Two female software professionals were killed after getting a dash by a rapid car speeding at 130 kmph when they were crossing the road in Chennai's IT corridor, incident took place on Wednesday night.

The police have identified the software professionals as S Lavanya and R Lakshmi, both aged 23 years and working as analysts at HCL State Street Service. When they were heading to their home on Wednesday at 11.30 pm, they met with an accident as the speedy Honda City rammed them.

The driver has surrendered himself after the incident. The police have identified him as Motheesh Kumar (20). According to the findings of an investigation, he works with his father, a paper plate manufacturer. A senior police officer told the news agency that Kumar was driving his vehicle at a very high speed.

"The car appears to have run at a high speed of around 130 km per hour. The young women worked as analysts with HCL State Street Service, and they were heading home, "the officer said."

One of them lost her life immediately after the accident, while the other succumbed in a hospital. 

Lavanya was from Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, and Lakshmi was from Kerala's Palakkad.

The IT corridor has a toll road, tech companies, and a huge residential population. The residents have alleged that the premises lack enough zebra crossings, which forces walkers to take risks and cross roads in the middle of heavy traffic. "The highways department is lazy about this. Either they ought to provide zebra crossings with signal safety or construct overhead bridges for the convenience of pedestrians, "informed a senior police officer.

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